Offaly County Council
Offaly County Council
Comhairle Chontae Uíbh Fhailí
Frank Moran, FF
|24 May 2019|
|Esto Fidelis (Latin)|
|Áras an Chontae, Tullamore|
Offaly County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae Uíbh Fhailí) is the authority responsible for local government in County Offaly, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. The council has 19 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Anna Marie Delaney. The county town is Tullamore.
Originally Tullamore Courthouse had been the meeting place of Offaly County Council. The county council moved to modern facilities at County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae) in 2002.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
Offaly County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.
|Municipal District and LEA||Definition||Seats|
|Birr||Aghancon, Ballincor, Banagher, Barna, Birr Rural, Birr Urban, Broughal, Cangort, Cloghan, Clonmacnoise, Cullenwaine, Derrinboy, Derryad, Doon, Dromoyle, Drumcullen, Dunkerrin, Eglish, Ettagh, Ferbane, Gallen, Gorteen (in the former Rural District of Roscrea No.2), Hinds, Huntston, Kilcolman, Kilcormac, Killooly, Killyon, Kinnitty, Knockbarron, Lea, Letter, Lumcloon, Lusmagh, Mounterin, Mountheaton, Moyclare, Roscomroe, Seirkieran, Shannonbridge, Shannonharbour, Shinrone, Srah, Templeharry and Tulla||6|
|Edenderry||Ballaghassaan, Ballyburly, Ballycommon, Ballymacwilliam, Ballyshear, Bracknagh, Clonbulloge, Clonmore, Clonygowan, Croghan, Daingean, Edenderry Rural, Edenderry Urban, Esker, Geashill, Hammerlane, Kilclonfert, Knockdrin, Monasteroris, Mountbriscoe, ODempsey, Portarlington North, Raheenakeeran and Rathfeston||6|
|Tullamore||Ballycumber, Bawn, Cappancur, Clara, Derrycooly, Durrow, Gorteen (in the former Rural District of Tullamore), Kilcumreragh, Killeigh, Killoughy, Rahan, Rathrobin, Screggan, Silverbrook, Tinamuck, Tinnycross, Tullamore Rural and Tullamore Urban||7|
2019 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Peter Ormond||Fianna Fáil|
|John Clendennen||Fine Gael|
|Éamon Dooley||Fianna Fáil|
|Clare Claffey||Social Democrats|
|Edenderry||Eddie Fitzpatrick||Fianna Fáil|
|Liam Quinn||Fine Gael|
|Robert McDermott||Fianna Fáil|
|Noel Cribbin||Fine Gael|
|Tullamore||Frank Moran||Fianna Fáil|
|Declan Harvey||Fianna Fáil|
|Neil Feighery||Fine Gael|
|Danny Owens||Fianna Fáil|
|Ken Smollen[a]||Irish Democratic|
|Tony McCormack||Fianna Fáil|
|Green||Pippa Hackett||Edenderry||Elected to Seanad Éireann in November 2019||November 2019||Mark Hackett|
Changes in affiliation
|Name||Electoral area||Elected as||New affiliation||Date|
|John Leahy||Birr||Renua||Independent||June 2019|
|Ken Smollen||Tullamore||Irish Democratic||Independent||October 2020|
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